Stressed Woman

MOOD DISORDERS

Mood disorders take on many forms and may include different severities of depression, bipolar disorders and other substance-related depression symptoms. Chronic or episodic experiences of loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed, changes in sleeping and eating habits, fatigue, tearfulness, anxiety, feeling flat or apathetic, having difficulty concentrating on making decisions, feeling irritable or having thoughts of suicide/dying, are symptoms to look for when evaluating mood disorders. Therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combines established cognitive and behavioral theories into a method that focuses actions and behaviors. Working with your therapist, you will learn to recognize distorted or self-defeating thought patterns and actively work to replace them with healthier and more adaptive beliefs and behaviors.